me.jpgMartina B. Arndt, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics

Chairwoman of the Physics Department

Bridgewater State University

 

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Conant Science Building Room 212
Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02325
Office Phone: (508) 531-2084
Dept. Phone: (508) 531-1386
Fax: (508) 531-1785
BSU Observatory

My professional life in a nutshell: My undergraduate background is in astronomy, and after graduation, I had the good fortune to work with a great mentor, Dr. Shadia Habbal, and develop a love for solar physics. In graduate school, I did a 180 and turned my fear and dislike of physics into a love for it and for teaching it. Immediately after earning my PhD in physics in 2000, I started teaching at BSU (though at that time, it was called BSC.) I have been happy here ever since being able to teach intro and upper level courses in both astronomy and physics. I have helped play a role in bringing our public outreach in astronomy from student volunteers working with 1-3 telescopes in a run down facility off campus to a new observing complex with over 12 smaller telescopes and one 14 inch scope capping off our new $98.7 million science building with paid student staff and a half-time observatory manager. Consider liking the BSU Observatory page on Facebook!

I enjoy engaging students in undergraduate research projects I certainly benefitted from doing research as an undergrad at Wellesley. I have worked with students on projects ranging from measuring forces and motions of different athletic activities to images processing of solar eclipse data and I am now working with students on variable star projects. I still write grants with Dr. Habbal to NSF to support our solar eclipse research and education projects we may be heading to Australia in 2012!

I have been able to engage in many administrative tasks to support student and faculty work on campus, like department chair and faculty associate in the new College of Science and Mathematics. BSU is a great place to teach and learn for everyone! Feel free to contact me or any of the other great members of our department if you are interested in coming for a visit or to learn more about the BSU Physics major.

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Spring 2012 Courses and Office Hours

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10:00 -11:00

11:00-12:00

Department Meeting

12:00-1:00

Elements of Physics II

(12:20 1:35)

Elements of Physics II

(12:20 1:35)

Chairs Workshops and CART meetings

1:00-2:00

Chairs Workshops and CART meetings

2:00-3:00

Chairs Workshops and CART meetings

3:00-4:00

Courses I have taught at BSU:

  • Physics 107: Exploring the Universe, Fall 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003-2005 (lab only), 2007, Summer 2008 & 2009
  • Physics 107: Energy and Its Social Uses, Fall 2004, 2007-2008 Spring 2006, 2009, 2011
  • Physics 181: Elements of Physics I, Fall 2000 2006, 2008-2010
  • Physics 182: Elements of Physics II, Spring 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009 - 2012
  • Physics 183: Physics II for Aviation Science, Spring 2001- 2004, 2006, 2007
  • Physics 199: First Year Seminar: "Discover the Cosmos!", Fall 2006
  • Physics 244: General Physics II, Spring 2002 (lab only)
  • Physics/PhysEd 298: SYS Tools for Understanding Sports Science, Fall 2009
  • Physics/PhysEd 298 Honors: SYS Tools for Understanding Sports Science, Fall 2010
  • Physics 403: Mathematical Methods, Spring 2003, 2004, 2010, Fall 2011
  • Physics 408: Astrophysics, Fall 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010
  • Physics 414: Experimental Physics , Spring 2001, 2002
  • Physics 433: Thermal Physics, Fall 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009; Spring 2011
  • Physics 499: Directed Studies Fall 2008, 2010; Spring 2009
  • Physics 560: Stellar Astrophysics, Summer 2002
  • Physics 560: Physics of Sports, Summer 2003
  • Physics 560: Standards Based Astronomy for Middle School, Summer 2004
  • Physics 560: Solar Physics for Teachers Summer 2007
  • Physics 560: Teaching Science with the Sun: Summer 2011
  • Physics 560: Survey of Astronomy, Spring 2011

 

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Information about Me

 

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifPh.D. in Physics, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

2000

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifM.S. in Physics, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

1997

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifB.A. in Astronomy, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

1991

Teaching Experience:

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Bridgewater State University

August 2007 - Present

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Bridgewater State University

September 2011-present

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifAssociate Professor
Bridgewater State University

September 2006 2011

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifProfessor
Bridgewater State University Graduate School

2008 - present

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifAssistant Professor
Bridgewater State University

September 2000 - 2006

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifDirector of BSC Observatory
Bridgewater State University

September 2000 - Present

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifIntroduction to Modern Astronomy
University of New Hampshire

Summers: 1999, 2002-2006

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifIntroduction to Technical Physics
University of New Hampshire

Spring, 1999

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifDirector of UNH Observatory
University of New Hampshire

1993 - 1995

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifIntroduction to Modern Astronomy, Lab Instructor
University of New Hampshire

Fall, 1993
Spring, 1995

Research Experience:

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MIT Haystack Observatory

Spring, 2008/Summer 2009

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifAdrian Tinsley Undergraduate Research Mentor

Bridgewater State University

2008 - present

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifShort Term Visitor
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Summer, 2002, 2003

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University of Wales, Aberystwyth

March, 2002, 2003

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifResearch Assistant
University of New Hampshire

1993 - 2000

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifResearch Assistant/Computer Specialist
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

1991 - 1993

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifUndergraduate Researcher at various institutions:
Wellesley College, Wesleyan University, Maria Mitchell Observatory, American Association of Variable Star Observers

1990 - 1991

Eclipse Expeditions:

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifTatakoto, 2010 July 11

Funded by NSF

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifMarshall Islands, 2009 July 22
Funded by NSF

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifChina, 2008 August 1
Funded by NSF and BSC

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifLibya, 2006 March 29
Funded by NSF

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifSouth Africa, 2002 December 4
Funded by NSF

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Funded with BSC CART grants

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Funded by NSF grant

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Partially funded by Sigma Xi Research Grant

Awards and Grants:

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifCART Summer Grant: Variable Stars

Bridgewater State University

2011

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifTeacher Scholarship Summer Institute pedagogy track

Bridgewater State University

2010

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifPresidential Award for Distinguished Teaching

Bridgewater State University

2010

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifHigher Education Resource Services (HERS) participant

2009-2010

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifPresidential Award for Excellence in Collaboration to Improve Teaching

Bridgewater State University

2009

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifEclipse Observations of Heavy Ions, Neutrals & Dust Grains in the Solar Corona National Science
National Science Foundation

2008

(Supplemental funds granted in 2009)

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifAdministrative Fellowship

Bridgewater State University

2008-2009

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifTTC Classroom Response Systems Initiative Grant

Bridgewater State University

2007

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifPolarimetric Imaging and Spectroscopy of the Coronal from 500 1500 nm during Total Solar Eclipses
National Science Foundation

2005

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifDefining Information Literacy and Technology Outcomes within the Physics Major (2005)
BSC Davis Educational Foundation Grant

2005

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifSummer Content Institute
Massachusetts Department of Education

2004

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifCART Summer Grant
Bridgewater State University

2002, 2003, 2006

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifBridgewater Cultural Council Grant
Massachusetts Cultural Council

2001

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifFaculty Librarian Research Grant
Bridgewater State University

2000

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifCART Small and Travel Grants
Bridgewater State University

2000

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NASA/UNH

1998

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifOutstanding Student Paper Award
American Geophysical Union

1991

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifSigma Xi Research Grant

1996

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifStudent Assistantship
American Astronomical Society

1994

Committee Work:

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Planning and Evaluation Writing Committee

Bridgewater State University

Fall 2010 - present

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifCenter for the Advancement of Research
and Teaching Advisory Board (CART)
Bridgewater State University

Fall 2010 present

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifMember of Advisory Board and New Teacher Academy Mentor
Teachers for a New Era, Bridgewater State University

2006 - present

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifNew Science Building Users Group

Bridgewater State University

Fall 2008- present

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifPresident
New England Section of American Association of Physics Teachers

Fall 2008-2010

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifMember of Advisory Board for ATP, an organization that supports undergraduate research

Bridgewater State University

Fall 2007 2010

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifCommittee for New School of Science and Mathematics Mission and Vision Statements

Bridgewater State University

2009

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifCenter for the Advancement of Research
and Teaching Advisory Board (CART)
Bridgewater State University

Fall 2002 2004

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifOutcomes Assessment Project
Bridgewater State University

Fall 2002 - 2005

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifScience and Technology Education Partnership (STEP)
Board of Directors
Community of Plymouth

Fall 2001 - 2005

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifSouth Shore Regional Science Fair
Bridgewater State University and SSRSF

Fall 2002 - present

https://webhost.bridgew.edu/webdav/marndt/Images/sun_moon.gifNEASC Self Study,
Admission and Retention Writing Committee
Bridgewater State University

Spring 2001 - Fall 2002

 

 

Publications/Presentations

 

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